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Earthquake Report: M 6.6 in Crete, Greece

Well, last weekend I was working on a house, so did not have the time to write this up until now. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us700098qd/dyfi/intensity The eastern Mediterranean Sea region is dominated by plate tectonics (no surprise, right?). The plate boundary fault system … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: East Anatolia fault zone

This M 6.7 earthquake was the result of slip probably along a left-lateral strike-slip fault associated with the East Anatolia fault zone (EAF). The event was shallow and produced strong ground shaking in the region. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us60007ewc/executive As I write this, … Continue reading

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